What happened on the last day of synod
Resources from synod and resources related to decisions made at synod 2019
Phil Assink will serve as vice president of General Synod 2020
If two-thirds of classes approve, only a simple majority will be needed for any amendments that next year’s General Synod proposes in response to the Vision 2020 Team’s work.
Mission 2020, VP candidates, and a proposed change to voting protocal for Vision 2020 recommendations
Delegates nominated Phil Assink, Dale Buettner, Brad Kautz, and Patricia Sealy for the office of General Synod vice president.
General Synod celebrated the organization of three new RCA churches and 21 new congregation plans
“I promise to serve you, I promise to listen, I promise to speak in truth, obviously in the command of love,” he told delegates.
Affiliated churches get added to the Book of Church Order (pending classis approval), including the possibility of voting privileges at the classis level for ministers ordained in a partner denomination.
An RCA media channel and a paper on postmodernism are on the way, at the request of president James Nakakihara and affirmed by General Synod 2019.